Telecom

March 17, 2019

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Safaricom opens new call center in Eldoret creating 800 jobs

Safaricom has opened a new Call Centre in Eldoret town as the telco continues its push to improve customer experience.

The new hub constructed at a cost of Sh.900 million has also created job opportunities for over 800 people.

“Today, we celebrate yet another milestone in line with our strategic business objective of putting the customer first. We want to ensure"...

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March 17, 2019

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Safaricom enters into partnership with Hearst Create for the production of Twaweza magazine

Kenya’s telecommunication company Safaricom has entered into a partnership with Netherlands based Hearst Create for the production of a new magazine Twaweza, which will be published twice a year.

CEO Hearst Netherlands Luc van Os: “At Hearst Create, we utilise Hearst's expertise to build commercially successful content brands for clients, and with that, loyal audiences. We are proud of the fact that this approach has once again resulted"...

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March 16, 2019

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MTN Congo, Orange Cameroon among 50 companies that have joined TM Forum

TM Forum, the global not-for-profit association focused on digital transformation has announced that 50 new companies joined the Forum in recent months.

New members include MTN Congo, Orange Cameroon, Steward Bank Zimbabwe and ATM Mobilis in Algeria among others.

Aesopia, a South Africa based consulting company providing technical implementation and training services in"...

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March 16, 2019

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Africa’s Smartphone Market Sees First Growth Since 2015 Despite Downturn in Global Market, IDC report

While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC).

The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows the African smartphone market grew 2.3% in 2018 to total 88.2 million units, spurred by the strong performance of the continent’s"...

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March 16, 2019

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GSMA Reveals First Look at “MWC Los Angeles 2019, in Partnership With CTIA”

News Highlights:

  • More than 22,000 attendees, over 60 percent senior-level positions, and over 1,000 companies to participate
  • Major brands set to participate: Amazon, Cisco, Ericsson, HPE, Qualcomm, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and more
  • Digital Hollywood to co-locate alongside MWC Los Angeles for its 27th year
  • DARPA to hold three-year Spectrum Collaboration Challenge finale at MWC Los Angeles
  • 4YFN startup event and Youth Mobile Festival expand their programs through new partnerships"...

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March 14, 2019

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Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Liquid Telecom, the leading pan-African telecoms group and Microsoft Gold Partner, have announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network, approaching 70,000km and stretching via a direct terrestrial high speed fibre link across the continent.

Liquid Telecom brings cloud-optimised connectivity offering the benefits of low latency, high capacity and resiliency to businesses across Africa. With the availability of Microsoft’s"...

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March 14, 2019

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CEB FiberNet picks ECI telecom to design and deploy fiber-optic backbone network in Mauritius

ECI, a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions for service providers, critical infrastructures and data center operators, has been awarded a contract by CEB FiberNet Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of the Central Electricity Board in Mauritius, to expand and leverage its existing fiber optic network coverage to provide advanced telecom services and connectivity to the country as a whole and to realize the country's vision of a Digital 2030.

With"...

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March 13, 2019

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Aurecon picks Orange to manage its communications infrastructure in Africa, Asia and Middle East

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has selected Orange Business Services, a global technology integrator, to manage its global communications infrastructure, including SD-WAN and cybersecurity services, across 60 sites in more than twenty countries among them Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.

The future-proof Flexible SD-WAN service by Orange is a fully managed end-to-end solution"...

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March 13, 2019

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Safaricom partners with Aliexpress to enable MPESA payments for online shoppers

Safaricom and Ant Financial Services – global fintech services provider – have announced a partnership that will allow Kenyans shopping on AliExpress to pay for their purchases using M-PESA.

The move especially targets micro-traders in the country who source for goods and other supplies from manufacturers in China, and signifies Safaricom’s continued push to position M-PESA as a truly global mobile money transfer and payments platform.

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March 7, 2019

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Public private partnerships hold key to faster economic growth, says Safaricom

Safaricom has raised the pitch for public private partnerships as a means to achieving faster economic growth.

According to the Telco, the private sector should go beyond profit making, paying taxes and creating direct and indirect employment by also contributing to the social stability necessary for national development.

“With the implementation of the Big Four"...

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